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A Conversation with Author Les Edgerton

on youtube

By Allen County Public Library

Les Edgerton is an American author of 14 books, including two about writing fiction.

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Les Edgerton Podcast Interview

hard times

By Jeff Rutherford — Reading And Writing Podcast Interviews

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Live Interview Schedule

THURSDAY
9:00 PM EST
7:00 PM MST
6:00 PM PST
THE WRITE QUESTION
Hosted by Lauren Korn — Montana Public Radio


The Write Question
is a weekly literary program that features authors from the western United States. Listen online!

For your convenience, all programs are recorded and available on the website.

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SATURDAY
11:00 AM EST
  9:00 AM MST
  8:00 AM PST
OFF THE SHELF BOOKS
Hosted by Denise Turney — Blog Talk Radio

You’ll love Off The Shelf! Here you’ll find all things storytelling! That’s from books to stage plays to motion pictures. That’s not all!

For your convenience, all programs are recorded and available on the website.

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Author
Interviews

 

50 Famous Author Interviews That Shouldn’t Be Missed

If you’re interested in what makes authors tick, you’ll love reading what they have to say in interviews. You can learn about how they got started writing, what they enjoy about books, and more. 

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About Writing

5 famous authors talk about their lives, processes, and ideas

By Amber Lee Starfire — Writing Through Life

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Margaret Atwood’s Top 5 Writing Tips

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Author Interviews

By Read More Co, LLC

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Author Interviews

Advice to Writers
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Author Interviews

The Write Question
THURSDAYS 7 PM — 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN TIME

Hosted by Lauren Korn — Montana Public Radio

The Write Question is a weekly literary program that features authors from the western United States. Listen online! For your convenience, all programs are recorded and available on the website.

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David Baldacci Interview

The crime writer talks about his latest novel, and tackling Trump’s America.
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David Baldacci’s Perfect Day in D.C.

5 famous authors talk about their lives, processes, and ideas

By Angela Haupt — The Washington Post

Baldacci, 60, a lifelong Virginian who lives in Fairfax County — and whose new novel, “A Gambling Man,” is out April 20 — sees the Washington area as something of a muse. He once blasted down the Potomac on a D.C. police boat in the name of research; he’s set off fictional bombs, and murdered many characters, in his favorite local spots.

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Best Author Interviews and Talks

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The Best Writing Advice

From Colson Whitehead’s 60 Minutes Interview

By Walker Caplan — Literary Hub

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Book Riot YouTube Videos

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Charles Bolam Interview

The Voice of Indie Audiobooks
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Border Stories

a guide to the novels of Don Winslow

By Bruce Riordan — CrimeReads

Ten years ago, Don Winslow was a San Diego-based novelist with a small, but hardcore following of crime fiction aficionados. Since then, thanks to the breakout success of his epic Cartel Trilogy, Winslow’s popularity has soared among readers with a taste for hard-hitting, socially-engaged thrillers.

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BOSCH — The Final Season

interview with titus welliver
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Michael Cannell’s Chilling Chronicle Of Mob Violence

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Challenges and Allure of Being a Journalist

Why it’s hard to leave journalism. Why it’s hard to stay.

Montana Public Radio

A Conversation with Sally Mauk, Eve Byron and Gwen Florio!

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Lee Child and Steven King Talk About Jack Reacher

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Harlan Coben Interview

Harlan Coben joined in conversation with internationally bestselling author Shari Lapena.

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A Collection of Author Interviews on YouTube

By Vince Stevenson

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Michael Connelly and Titus Williver

talking about Harry bosch
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A Conversation with Author Les Edgerton

on youtube

By Allen County Public Library

Les Edgerton is an American author of 14 books, including two about writing fiction.

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Craft of Fiction

Lee Child and Andy Martin in Conversation
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Crime Fiction Secrets and Suspense

Interviewer Paula L. Woods — Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Escape the humdrum of everyday life into worlds filled with gangsters, grifters and gut-wrenching suspense from three crime fiction writers that are at the top of their game. The conversation will be guided by mystery reviewer Paula L. Woods.

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Dead End Jobs:

Day Jobs That Bleed into Stories and Characters

This video is for Dead End Jobs, a featured LIVE event of Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. It’s original air date was March 6, 2021.

The featured authors include:

  • Elaine Viets – The consummate Dead End Jobber, Elaine, passed a death investigator course. She is the author of the Dead End Job Mysteries and the Angela Richman, Death Investigator Mysteries.
  • Lisa Black – A Crime Scene Investigator and Latent Fingerprint Analyst, Lisa is the author of the Gardiner and Renner Thrillers.
  • J.J. Hensley – This former police officer and Secret Service Agent is now a trainer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia. He is the author of the Trevor Galloway Mysteries.
  • Annette Dashofy – Annette draws on her work experiences as a former Emergency Medical Technician and 911 Dispatcher in her Zoe Chambers Mysteries. Music: “Marvelous Mischief,” courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, www.FesliyanStudios.com
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Dead Serious Absurdity

LARB Los Angeles Review of Books

Ivy Pochoda Interviews Tod Goldberg

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Deciding to Become a Writer

By Shane Everitt

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A Dialogue on Writing

Six Podcasts

By LitHub Radio

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Joan Didion

The Art of Fiction
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Les Edgerton Podcast Interview

hard times

By Jeff Rutherford — Reading And Writing Podcast Interviews

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James Ellroy Walks Into a Steakhouse and Orders Clams

Adrian mckinty interviews james Ellroy

By CrimeReads

A literary icon with his own way of doing things answers every question you never knew you wanted him asked—until now.

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Famous Authors Talk About Writing

By Amber Lee Starfire — Writing Through Life

5 videos of famous authors talking about their lives, processes, and ideas about the craft of writing. 

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Famous Writers Talk Ideas!

Stephen King, John Irving and Alan Hollinghurst reveal their secrets.
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Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime — Videos

This is the YouTube Channel for the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime. On our channel, you will find recordings of our virtual programs, including meetings, workshops, panel presentations, and more.

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Jonathan Franzen Interview

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Gwen Florio

 ** Gwen Florio discusses Best Laid Plans
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Gwen Florio

  ** Lauren Korn chats with Missoula author Gwen Florio.
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Jonathan Franzen Talks With David Remnick

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Amy Gentry Interview

On Writing Thrillers and Following Your Gut


Thriller author Amy Gentry shares her experience writing her latest novel, Bad Habits, and why it’s important to take full ownership of your work.

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Tod Goldberg Interview

Candidly Human: Episode 001


Host Alex Zatarain sits down with New York Times Best Seller Tod Goldberg on the very first edition of Candidly Human. The show’s inaugural episode goes into Tod’s writing, his work at UC Riverside and overcoming obstacles.

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Goodreads Author Interviews

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John Grisham  and Stephen King in Conversation

Note that the actual interview begins at the 5:50 mark!

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John Grisham in Conversation With Stephen King

This interview is funny and speaks to the days when these two authors were first starting out.

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John Grisham on “Sooley,” college basketball, and keeping the pages turning

By Vannessa Croni — Amazon Book Review

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Dewi Hargreaves Interview

Writer Wednesday with a UK Author

By MERRYN

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Grisham

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Sanford

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Hidden Brain Podcasts

A Series on Storytelling

Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.

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Roger Hobbs Interview

a young crime writer’s riveting debut

By Alden Mudge — BookPage

Author of the edge-of-the-seat detective thriller Ghostman.

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Roger Hobbs Interview

great writers on writing

By Seeley James

Roger Hobbs’ debut novel Ghostman has been nominated for every major award in the publishing business.

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Roger Hobbs Q&A

By Sam Coggeshall — Portland Monthly

Roger Hobbs had barely graduated Reed last year before he landed his first major book deal for Ghostman, a brutal crime novel. The book is an unflinching, nightmarish trip through the criminal underground that focuses on an armed robbers race against a psychopathic killer, and it’s being swarmed with positive reviews

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The Inside Flap

A Weekly Book Podcast
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Interviews with Bestselling Authors

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Alma Katsu Interview

The Book: An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division–one that’s coming from inside the agency.

The Interview: Novelist Alma Katsu chats about her new novel Red Widow, women in the CIA, trust and mistrust in the agency, constantly being watched by counter intelligence, code names, and the automated hot dog machine in the bowels of the CIA building.

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Phillip Kerr Interview

By Christina Ward — Crimespree Magazine

Philip Kerr‘s singular creation, Bernie Gunther, is a character who believes that Law exists yet is often unsure where he stands on that long arch that spans the chasm between its moral existence and practical application. 

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Lucy Kirk Interview

Author of The Poison Factory


Lucy Kirk spent three decades with the CIA before retiring and penning her CIA-related thriller, The Poison Factory. Listen about how art imitated real life in her story about Russian poisonings, the challenges of self-publishing and garnering exposure for a debut novel during a pandemic.

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Stephen King Interview

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Stephen King Interview

2016 National Book Festival
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Stephen King Interview

Interviews on YouTube
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Dakota Krout Interview

Interview on YouTube

Dakota Krout – Author of the best-selling Divine Dungeon, Completionist Chronicles, Full Murderhobo, and Artorian’s Archives series, was chosen as Audible’s top 5 fantasy pick of 2017, top 10 best seller on Audible, and top 15 best seller on Amazon. He draws from his programming

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Anne Lamott on Writing a Book

Five Questions for the Author of  Dusk, Night, Dawn

By Literary Hub

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S.A. Lelchuk Interview

Vigilante PI Protects the Defenseless

Interviewed by Austin S. Camacho — The Big Thrill

Thrillers have long followed heroes who set out to help victimized women, but rarely have those heroes been believable, well-developed female characters. It’s time to meet one now: Nikki Griffin, the star of ONE GOT AWAY by S. A. Lelchuk.

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Donna Leon Interview

Thirty Years of Inspector Guido Brunetti

Interviewed by George Gibson,  Executive Editor at Grove Atlantic

Now thirty books in to her iconic Venetian series, Leon talks inspirations and craft with her long-time editor, George Gibson.

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Live at the Red Ink Series:

On Making Choices in a Writing Career


Danielle Evans, Eula Biss, Sejal Shah, and Christa Parravani

By Literary Hub

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Val McDermid Interview

“To survive, you had to be twice as good as the guys.”
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Ian McEwan on His Writing Process

Ian McEwan, author of Solar describes his writing process, how he schedule’s his day and about his homemade desks.

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Murder By The Book

A listing of author interviews on YouTube

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National Writers Series Podcast

By IRP & NWS

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T.J. Newman Interview

‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’

By Alison Flood — The Guardian

T.J. Newman dreamt up her terror-in-the-skies novel Falling while guarding the cockpit as the pilots took a toilet break. She reveals how she kept going through furlough and 41 rejections.

Available July 6, 2021
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Viet Thanh Nguyen Interview

By Al Woodworth

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizera brilliant, astonishing novel of the Vietnam War and an undercover communist agent posing as a captain in the Southern Vietnamese Army. When the nameless narrator’s allegiance is called into question, he must act in a way that will haunt him forever. It was one of our favorite books of 2016 and five years later, we’re thrilled to introduce you to The Committedthe second book in what is to be a trilogy, and one of our best books of the month.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Interview

 

Ashish Ghadiali — The Guardian — Interviews Pulitzer-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, on difficult-second-novel syndrome, using humor to explore trauma, and the return to a “more efficient version of American imperialism”

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Off The Shelf Books

Live Author Interviews
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The Paris Review — Interviews

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Louise Penny

still killin’ it

By Elaine Szewczyk — Publishers Weekly

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Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache Books

These dark detective novels are really about ethics and hope

By Aja Romano — VOX

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Dominic Piper

Writer of Gritty, Sexy, Detective Thrillers

Premium Indie Reads Club

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10 Minutes With Dominic Piper

By Anthony Lavisher

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Plot Structure

A Conversation with Helga Schier

By Creative Writing Now

“Most first-time writers who come to me for advice have trouble with two seemingly distinct issues, which, upon a closer look, go hand in hand: more often than not inexperienced writers are telling their story rather than showing it, and just as often neither character nor plot develop naturally. A novel must comprise both.”

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Podcasts

Writers Talk Podcasts

By Neil Gaiman

7 YouTube videos about podcasting.

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Chris Power Interview Podcast

The author of Mothers delivers an existential mystery that explores the uncertain intersection between fiction and reality, and the disastrous consequences of a chance encounter.

Two British men meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in the city, is secretive about his past, but eventually reveals that he has been ghostwriting the autobiography of a Russian oligarch. The oligarch has turned up dead, and Patrick claims to be a hunted man himself.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

By Al Woodworth

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizera brilliant, astonishing novel of the Vietnam War and an undercover communist agent posing as a captain in the Southern Vietnamese Army. When the nameless narrator’s allegiance is called into question, he must act in a way that will haunt him forever. It was one of our favorite books of 2016 and five years later, we’re thrilled to introduce you to The Committedthe second book in what is to be a trilogy, and one of our best books of the month.

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Reading And Writing Podcast Interviews

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Remembering Larry McMurtry

A Writer Who Helped Define The American West

Terry Gross — Montana Public Radio

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Anakana Schofield

“I Wanted to Write a Book Unabashedly and Unapologetically for Women”

By Maris Kreizman — Literary Hub

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Zadie Smith — Nick Laird Interview

By Amy Jones — Writer’s Digest

Nick Laird and Zadie Smith talk about how teaching affects their writing, craft insights they’ve discovered.

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Jessica Strawser Events!

Authors team up for virtual book talks!
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Story of a Storyteller

Podcasts by Conor Bredin

Story of a Storyteller is the podcast where I chat and get to know the life story of people who are passionate about creating or sharing stories!

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Ian Sutherland Interview

How to Become A Thriller Writer


By Bryan — Become A Writer Today

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Gay Talese Interview

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TED Talks for Writers

By SCRIBENDIINC

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This Week In Fiction — The New Yorker

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Lisa Thomas Talks to Boomers on Books

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Hunter S. Thompson

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The Verb Crime — BBC Radio 3

Ian McMillan and guests discuss crime writing:
  • Val McDermid
  • Sophie Hannah
  • Katherine Stansfield 
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Video Interviews By Lee Goldberg

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Video Interviews With Lee Goldberg

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Kurt Vonnegut

Interview on 90 Minutes Live
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Kurt Vonnegut

The Shape of Stories
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Kurt Vonnegut

Interview on the Dick Cavett Show 1989
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K.M. Weiland YouTube Channel

Tons of excellent videos about writing!
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Don Winslow On “The Border”

Both Literary and Political

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Write Like a Writer

By Claudia Casper

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Writing Tips from Helga Schier

Great Videos Here

By Helga Schier — With Pen And Paper

Check out this extensive collection of FREE writing videos!

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Writing Webinars Hosted by CNF

By Creative Nonfiction

Webinars are open to writers at all levels. New webinars are announced regularly, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter.

Now Enrolling: Webinars run at 2 pm eastern time.
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What Does Being an Amazon Bestseller Mean?

By Alliance of Independent Authors

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What Reading Slowly Taught Me About Writing

By Jacqueline Woodson

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Don Winslow On “The Border”

Both Literary and Political

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Writer’s Chat

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Writer’s Digest Author Interviews

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A Writer’s Secrets to Catching Creative Ideas

By Brad Herzog

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WTB meets Julian Martin

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